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VP Finance

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We're looking for an experienced VP Finance for our Paris office. To support business growth and expansion, help to scale the Algolia’s French Financial Department and be the French CEO’s right-hand man. If you want to join a fast-growing tech start up, develop your skills and be part of strategic and structuring projects leading to IPO, this job is made for you.

Your position can evolve along with Algolia’s growth.


YOUR ROLE WILL CONSIST OF:
* Acting as a stakeholder, you will be involved in all the Finance projects, including: 
* Being responsible for the statutory and management financial statements and reports
* Structuring, training and managing the Paris Finance team
* Being the key contact for the Group Finance Team based in the US (Finance, Consolidation, Budget, Controlling…)
* Participating in improving the internal processes (including the monthly closing and quote to cash process)
* Participating in improving and securing the cash management policy
* Taking part in a new ERP implementation project (Netsuite) and implementing ASC 606

* Supporting the French CEO in his day-to-day administrative & legal duties :
* Managing social, tax and legal planning and compliance with French law requirements
* Being the main contact for the CSE (Comité Social et Economique)
* Assisting in establishing departmental goals, objectives, policies, and operating procedures
* Providing strategic guidance around capital financing options to support company growth needs

YOU MIGHT BE A FIT IF YOU HAVE:
* 15 years minimum of experience
* Good adaptability, strong technical background (French GAAP and IFRS) and ready to take up new challenges
* Strong analytical, problem solving and presentation/report writing skills
* A demonstrated experience in an international audit firm completed by a corporate experience would be appreciated
* Leading skills, ability to identify and prioritise projects, adhere to the corporate culture and principles
* English & French native/fluent speaker

NICE TO HAVE:
* Have participated in implementing an ERP
* Have already participated in scaling a Team or a Business
* Experience in a SaaS company 

WE’RE LOOKING FOR SOMEONE WHO CAN LIVE OUR VALUES:
* GRIT - Problem-solving and perseverance capability in an ever-changing and growing environment
* TRUST - Willingness to trust our co-workers and to take ownership 
* CANDOR - Ability to receive and give constructive feedback
* CARE - Genuine care about other team members, our clients and the decisions we make in the company
* HUMILITY- Aptitude for learning from others, putting ego aside

BENEFITS:
* Private Medical Insurance
* Life and Disability Insurance
* Business Travel Insurance
* Relocation support
* Company Canteen (high standard)
* Flexible work hours and unlimited time off

PERKS:
* Competitive pay and equity
* Coaching and sponsorship to participate and speak at leading industry conferences
* Ongoing professional education opportunities through internal & external workshops, including public speaking, language learning (English/French)
* Fun: we spend time together — team building, socializing and making tools that encourage getting to know teammates across offices and continents.
* Charitable contribution matching 
* Unique referral rewards program: refer a candidate, and we’ll donate to your charity of choice
* Corporate flats available for the first months of relocation and when you travel to different offices
* Fully stocked kitchens
* Team workouts
* Meals & happy hours